Prosecutor: 3 Ft. Campbell soldiers charged with sending guns to Chicago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal prosecutor in Tennessee says three soldiers have been charged in connection with the transfer of dozens of firearms to associates in Chicago.

The three are soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. They were identified as 21-year-old Demarcus Adams, 22-year-old Jarius Brunson and 22-year-old Brandon Miller. They’re charged with transferring a firearm out of state, conspiracy and other charges.

Prosecutors say the investigation began after multiple people were shot and one of them died in Chicago on March 26. The prosecutor’s office says Adams, Brunson and Miller were purchasers of five firearms recovered at the scene.

Five of the firearms recovered at the scene had been purchased from dealers in the Clarksville, Tennessee, area, outside Fort Campbell, according to Stewart’s office. Adams, Brunson and Miller were the “majority purchasers” of the guns, prosecutors said.

Investigators allege the three purchased 91 firearms from multiple dealers near Fort Campbell beginning in September 2019. The complaint alleges that after the guns were purchased, Miller would provide them to associates in Chicago.

The prosecutor’s office said 49 empty firearms cases were found during a search of Miller’s and Adams’ home in Clarksville last month, including some matched to firearms found at the scene of shootings in Chicago.

It was not known whether the three were represented by an attorney who could comment on their behalf.

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